Sold the ZR2!

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Well, I decided to sell my ZR2. I was sick of all the infotainment issues and thinking to myself....I really don't want this truck once it's out of warranty. Considering the cost of repairs on this electrical system, and the fact that I am not capable of repairing them. Also the questionable lifters in the 6.2. So I went old school. I really missed my '06 silverado. I am capable of fixing anything on that truck, and I mean anything. So I took the ZR2 to my dealer to see if they wanted to buy it. It had 13,000 miles on it along with a tonneau and the performance exhaust. They offered me 60,000 for it plus I recieved the remainder of the wheel and tire warranty which was 760.00. So a total of 60,760.00. I ordered this truck the first day books opened on 12-15-2021, so I missed all the price increases. I also received my GM employee discount. Which brought the price of the truck down to 61,162.00. For less than 500 i drove it for a little over a year. Soooo, what did I get? Well with the proceeds I was able to pay cash for a 2024 Chevy Trax 2RS for the wife, and a new to me 2006 Silverado 2500hd. My son and I flew into Nashville and drove her home to Buffalo NY.
So after being without the ZR2 for about 2 weeks do I miss it? Yes and no. The "wow" factor had worn off for me. Yes, I miss the power of the 6.2 and the Cadillac ride of the dssv's, but I don't miss the rock hard seats (the seats in the '06 are like lazy boys) and all the infotainment glitches. To have the peace of mind that the 6.0 and 4l80e are pretty much bullet proof, and I can fix anything on it makes it worth it to me.
 

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Well, I decided to sell my ZR2. I was sick of all the infotainment issues and thinking to myself....I really don't want this truck once it's out of warranty. Considering the cost of repairs on this electrical system, and the fact that I am not capable of repairing them. Also the questionable lifters in the 6.2. So I went old school. I really missed my '06 silverado. I am capable of fixing anything on that truck, and I mean anything. So I took the ZR2 to my dealer to see if they wanted to buy it. It had 13,000 miles on it along with a tonneau and the performance exhaust. They offered me 60,000 for it plus I recieved the remainder of the wheel and tire warranty which was 760.00. So a total of 60,760.00. I ordered this truck the first day books opened on 12-15-2021, so I missed all the price increases. I also received my GM employee discount. Which brought the price of the truck down to 61,162.00. For less than 500 i drove it for a little over a year. Soooo, what did I get? Well with the proceeds I was able to pay cash for a 2024 Chevy Trax 2RS for the wife, and a new to me 2006 Silverado 2500hd. My son and I flew into Nashville and drove her home to Buffalo NY.
So after being without the ZR2 for about 2 weeks do I miss it? Yes and no. The "wow" factor had worn off for me. Yes, I miss the power of the 6.2 and the Cadillac ride of the dssv's, but I don't miss the rock hard seats (the seats in the '06 are like lazy boys) and all the infotainment glitches. To have the peace of mind that the 6.0 and 4l80e are pretty much bullet proof, and I can fix anything on it makes it worth it to me.
The Ol’ Silverado looks dang good for its age, that is for sure. Enjoy!
 
Excellent! Glad your wife got a new rig too, they deserve it more than we do.

That's a clean looking Duramax. I bought an 05 at the end of 2004 and drove it for 10 years and 150k miles and only part I replaced was water pump. Other than that, routine maintenance. Even the damn brake pads still looked good. Definitely the most comfortable seats. Wish I never sold that truck. I paid 36k and had about 5k in lift, tires/wheels, steps. Sold it for $20k. Cost me about $160 month to own that rig.
 
Well, I decided to sell my ZR2. I was sick of all the infotainment issues and thinking to myself....I really don't want this truck once it's out of warranty. Considering the cost of repairs on this electrical system, and the fact that I am not capable of repairing them. Also the questionable lifters in the 6.2. So I went old school. I really missed my '06 silverado. I am capable of fixing anything on that truck, and I mean anything. So I took the ZR2 to my dealer to see if they wanted to buy it. It had 13,000 miles on it along with a tonneau and the performance exhaust. They offered me 60,000 for it plus I recieved the remainder of the wheel and tire warranty which was 760.00. So a total of 60,760.00. I ordered this truck the first day books opened on 12-15-2021, so I missed all the price increases. I also received my GM employee discount. Which brought the price of the truck down to 61,162.00. For less than 500 i drove it for a little over a year. Soooo, what did I get? Well with the proceeds I was able to pay cash for a 2024 Chevy Trax 2RS for the wife, and a new to me 2006 Silverado 2500hd. My son and I flew into Nashville and drove her home to Buffalo NY.
So after being without the ZR2 for about 2 weeks do I miss it? Yes and no. The "wow" factor had worn off for me. Yes, I miss the power of the 6.2 and the Cadillac ride of the dssv's, but I don't miss the rock hard seats (the seats in the '06 are like lazy boys) and all the infotainment glitches. To have the peace of mind that the 6.0 and 4l80e are pretty much bullet proof, and I can fix anything on it makes it worth it to me.
I kept the ‘05 LLY for the exact same reasons, love that truck and drive it most of the time. Enjoy those seats, the comfort isn’t lost on me my friend. And, the ability to wrench on em. There’s always trucks to buy and sell…
 
Thanks guys! I am happy with the change. This is definitely one of the best forums I am a member of. I'll still check in and help out when I can.
 
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Well, I decided to sell my ZR2. I was sick of all the infotainment issues and thinking to myself....I really don't want this truck once it's out of warranty. Considering the cost of repairs on this electrical system, and the fact that I am not capable of repairing them. Also the questionable lifters in the 6.2. So I went old school. I really missed my '06 silverado. I am capable of fixing anything on that truck, and I mean anything. So I took the ZR2 to my dealer to see if they wanted to buy it. It had 13,000 miles on it along with a tonneau and the performance exhaust. They offered me 60,000 for it plus I recieved the remainder of the wheel and tire warranty which was 760.00. So a total of 60,760.00. I ordered this truck the first day books opened on 12-15-2021, so I missed all the price increases. I also received my GM employee discount. Which brought the price of the truck down to 61,162.00. For less than 500 i drove it for a little over a year. Soooo, what did I get? Well with the proceeds I was able to pay cash for a 2024 Chevy Trax 2RS for the wife, and a new to me 2006 Silverado 2500hd. My son and I flew into Nashville and drove her home to Buffalo NY.
So after being without the ZR2 for about 2 weeks do I miss it? Yes and no. The "wow" factor had worn off for me. Yes, I miss the power of the 6.2 and the Cadillac ride of the dssv's, but I don't miss the rock hard seats (the seats in the '06 are like lazy boys) and all the infotainment glitches. To have the peace of mind that the 6.0 and 4l80e are pretty much bullet proof, and I can fix anything on it makes it worth it to me.
good luck....and thats a great truck.
 
I kept the ‘05 LLY for the exact same reasons, love that truck and drive it most of the time. Enjoy those seats, the comfort isn’t lost on me my friend. And, the ability to wrench on em. There’s always trucks to buy and sell…
I was going to sell my 2006 2500hd but wife convinced me to kept it as we travel to Mexico in it every year. So I keeped it best thing I did. Planning on keeping ZR2 till about end of year then will see.
 

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